25 February 2013

St. Joseph, pray for the Church...


Almighty God, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up St. Joseph to be the Guardian of thy Incarnate Son and Patron of the Universal Church: Grant that by his intercession, we may receive grace to imitate his uprightness of life and to live in obedience to thy commands. Strengthen the heart of Pope Benedict, that his deepening life of prayer may turn away evil from the Church. Guide the minds and wills of the Cardinal Electors, that they may choose wisely one who will guard and proclaim the Catholic Faith. Support us all in this hour of need, that we may know the comfort of thy presence; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.